Is your foyer guest friendly? Do you have a place for guest to hang a coat or hat, leave a purse or a wet umbrella? There are so many easy options for creating a little area other than a coat closet or a chair that can provide your guests with a place to drop things at the door! It’s the little and simple amenities that often mean the most! Just by adding a bar with hooks on it and a boot tray I created an area for my guests to temporarily dispose of things and know where they can find them. Let’s talk about getting hooked on hooks!
We installed this vertical coat hook (Pottery Barn Outlet) a few years ago and really had no idea how useful it would become! Our lady guest like it to hang their purses and wraps and the men … their hats! Coats work well on it too. My guest really appreciate finding these useful little hooks!
I really like the idea of going vertical especially because we have such limited space on that wall. Smart, isn’t it?
Here’s the Pottery Barn vertical coat rack in brushed silver. To see the link click HERE.
Our family doesn’t use the foyer coat rack because we use the mud room door off the garage to come into StoneGable. But we have a coat rack there too. That one gets tons of use!
The key to a putting up a coat rack in a foyer is to limit its use to guests. That way it does not become a family dumping ground making the foyer cluttered!
Even the smallest entryway can benefit from a coat rack! It’s up and out of the way!
Here’s a little coat rack inspiration and their links…
Even one or two attractive hooks can work. How about something like these…
Another useful item to put inside the front door, if you have room, is a boot tray. I keep mine out all year long. I’m a barefoot girl in the house, so if I need to step outside the front door I have a pair of shoes handy. This makes a very nice place for guests to put their wet umbrellas! Or boots in slushy weather!
We are not like Martha Stewart who insists on guests removing their shoes before coming into the house! We like our guest… shoes and all!
Here are a few of my favorite boot trays with links…
This would be great for a large entryway or a garage! Nice price point too!
Do you have a small space to add a coat rack or a boot tray? There are so many fabulous designs to choose from!
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